Perfect Pasta Salad

"This is an absolutely INCREDIBLE recipe. Every time I've made it I've had to double it and it is still gone in nothing flat. People will beg you for the recipe"
 
Perfect Pasta Salad created by Jonathan Melendez
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
8-12
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ingredients

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directions

  • Mix together dressing first and set aside until sugar is dissolved completely.
  • Cook pasta according to box directions and rinse under cold water until cool.
  • Slice the sliced pepperoni circles in half and separate slices.
  • Mix together with pasta and chopped items, except the provolone cheese.
  • Pour dressing over it all and mix well.
  • Chill well.
  • Add provolone cheese to salad before serving, otherwise it gets soggy.
  • You may have to add extra red wine vinegar or olive oil to get it to the desired consistency.
  • Some people like it moist, others on the drier side.
  • This is guaranteed not to last long before it is completely devoured!
  • Enjoy!

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  1. thecornerkitchen2016
    Hi. Can I use canned cherry tomatoes instead of fresh diced tomatoes?
     
  2. ksahr
    Delicious!! My family loved it.
     
  3. carrie
    I have made a version of this salad for years, Love it I used hard salami and Jamaican Mistake dressing... Very good.
     
  4. magicmanpcre
    I use red and orange peppers(green are a bit too bitter). Broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, no sugar, and finely shredded four blend cheese(I'm lazy)! we just use bottled dressing, my preference is sweet vidallia onion dressing. bon appetite!
     
  5. Joyce M.
    I've been making this pasta salad base for almost 40 years. I don't use any of the meats listed and instead I use it as a side to roasted chicken. Italian dressing with a touch of sugar is always good and sometimes I use balsamic. I load it with the following veggies, Celery, Red Bell Pepper, Green Bell Pepper, Radishes, Red Onion, Black Olive, Grape Tomato.
     

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